EU - Ethylene - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights
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Article Publishing Date: May 18, 2022

EU Ethylene Imports Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level of $3.4B

IndexBox has just published a new report: 'EU - Ethylene - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The size of the ethylene market in the European Union was estimated at $22.4B in 2021. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs and intermediaries' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

EU Ethylene Consumption by Country

In 2021, the amount of ethylene consumed in the European Union was estimated at approx.17M tonnes. In general, consumption showed a modest decrease from 2007 to 2021.

The countries with the highest volumes of ethylene consumption in 2021 were Italy, Germany and Belgium, with a combined 46% share of total consumption. Spain, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Greece and Sweden lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 46%.

From 2007 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Austria (+3.4%), while ethylene consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

EU Ethylene Production by Country

In 2021, the amount of ethylene produced in the European Union declined modestly to 16M tonnes, with a decrease of -4% compared with 2020. Overall, production showed a slight reduction from 2007 to 2021.

The countries with the highest volumes of ethylene production in 2021 were Italy, the Netherlands and Germany, with a combined 48% share of total production. Spain, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal, Poland, Greece and Finland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 44%.

From 2007 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Austria (+3.4%), while ethylene production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

EU Ethylene Imports

Supplies from abroad of ethylene totalled 3.2M tonnes in 2021. Overall, imports saw a pronounced slump from 2007 to 2021. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at 4.4M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

In value terms, ethylene imports skyrocketed from $2.5B in 2020 to $3.4B in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. In general, imports recorded a noticeable decline. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at $5.3B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2021, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

Belgium represented the major importing country with an import of around 1.7M tonnes, which amounted to 53% of total purchases. Germany (518K tonnes) took a 16% share of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Spain (8.6%), the Netherlands (7.9%) and Sweden (5.7%). The following importers - France (106K tonnes) and Italy (97K tonnes) - each accounted for a 6.4% share of total volume.

In value terms, Belgium ($1.9B) constitutes the largest market for imported ethylene in the European Union, comprising 55% of total supplies. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($496M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with an 8.4% share.

In Belgium, ethylene imports shrank by an average annual rate of -3.3% from 2007-2021. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (-3.4% per year) and the Netherlands (-4.4% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the ethylene import price in the European Union amounted to $1,068 per tonne, rising by 46% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was France ($1,217 per tonne), while Spain ($639 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France (+0.5%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

EU Ethylene Exports

In 2021, the amount of ethylene exported in the European Union declined to 2.2M tonnes, with a decrease of -5.1% against the previous year's figure. Overall, exports showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010. The volume of export peaked at 2.5M tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, ethylene exports skyrocketed to $2.3B in 2021. This figure includes trade between EU member countries. Over the period under review, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010. The level of export peaked at $3.2B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands represented the largest exporter of ethylene in the European Union, with the volume of exports recording 940K tonnes, which was near 43% of total supplies in 2021. Germany (310K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 14% share, followed by Belgium (12%), Italy (9.4%), France (8.3%) and Portugal (5.4%). Finland (89K tonnes) held a minor share of total volume.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($1.1B) remains the largest ethylene supplier in the European Union, comprising 46% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Belgium ($309M), with a 13% share of total supplies. It was followed by Germany, with a 12% share.

In the Netherlands, ethylene exports shrank by an average annual rate of -2.2% from 2007-2021. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Belgium (+1.3% per year) and Germany (+0.3% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The ethylene export price in the European Union stood at $1,063 per tonne in 2021, jumping by 44% against the previous year. Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, major exporting countries recorded the following prices: in France ($1,183 per tonne) and Belgium ($1,155 per tonne), while Finland ($815 per tonne) and Germany ($903 per tonne) were amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France (+0.1%), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Source: IndexBox Platform

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the ethylene market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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